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 2015 My Dead Boyfriend (sound effects editor) (filming)
 2015 Quitters (sound editor)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (sound editor - 18 episodes, 1992 - 2010) (sound designer - 7 episodes, 2002 - 2012) (sound effects editor - 6 episodes, 2002 - 2015) (supervising sound editor - 6 episodes, 1999 - 2014) (sound - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2007)
- The Big Burn (2015) ... (sound effects editor)
- 1964 (2014) ... (supervising sound editor)
- Death and the Civil War (2012) ... (sound effects editor)
- Grand Coulee Dam (2012) ... (sound designer)
- Custer's Last Stand (2012) ... (sound designer)
 2015 A Path Appears (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (TV Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 2 episodes)
- The Rising Road (1933-1939) (2014) ... (sound effects editor)
- The Storm (1920-1933) (2014) ... (sound effects editor)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (sound editor - 2 episodes, 2014) (sound effects editor - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2012) (sound - 1 episode, 2006)
- God Loves Uganda (2014) ... (sound editor)
- The State of Arizona (2014) ... (sound editor)
- Two Square Miles (2006) ... (sound)
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) ... (sound effects editor)
 2014 The Age of Love (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2014 The Address (TV Movie documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2014 Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace (Documentary short) (sound effects editor)
 2014 The State of Arizona (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2014 Le Refuge (Short) (supervising sound editor)
 2013 The Hot Flashes (sound effects editor)
 2013 God Loves Uganda (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2012 Half the Sky (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2012 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2011 Prohibition (TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 1 episode)
- A Nation of Drunkards (2011) ... (sound effects editor)
 2011 Musical Chairs (sound effects editor)
 2011 The Loving Story (Documentary) (sound editor: 701 Sound)
 2010 Mann V. Ford (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 2010 Circus (TV Series) (sound editor - 2010)
 2010 God in America (TV Series) (sound editor - 1 episode)
- A Nation Reborn/A New Light (2010) ... (sound editor)
 2010 An Invisible Sign (supervising sound editor)
 1994-2010 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (supervising sound editor - 11 episodes)
- The Tenth Inning: Bottom of the Tenth (2010) ... (supervising sound editor)
- The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (2010) ... (supervising sound editor)
- Home (1994) ... (supervising sound editor)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (supervising sound editor)
- The Capital of Baseball (1994) ... (supervising sound editor)
 2010 Henry's Crime (sound designer) / (sound supervisor)
 2010 Stonewall Uprising (Documentary) (sound designer)
 2010 Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2010 The War Is Over (sound effects editor)
 2009 Freedom Riders (TV Series) (sound editor)
 2009 Let's Talk About Sex (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2009 Prove per una tragedia siciliana (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Great Directors (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2009 Witnesses to a Secret War (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Soundtrack for a Revolution (Documentary) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2009 House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up with People Story (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2009 Bubble Trubble (sound effects editor)
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 2008 Another Day in Paradise (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 2008 Carrier (TV Series documentary) (sound editor - 9 episodes)
- Get Home-itis (2008) ... (sound editor)
- True Believers (2008) ... (sound editor)
- Rites of Passage (2008) ... (sound editor)
- Show of Force (2008) ... (sound editor)
- Groundhog Day (2008) ... (sound editor)
 2008 Gotta Dance (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2008 Birds of America (supervising sound editor)
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 4 episodes)
- A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (sound effects editor)
- FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (sound effects editor)
- When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943 (2007) ... (sound effects editor)
- A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 (2007) ... (sound effects editor)
 2007 A Jihad for Love (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2007 Towelhead (sound effects editor)
 2007/I Crazy Love (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2007 My Kid Could Paint That (Documentary) (sound effects editor: 701 Sound)
 2007 Nanking (Documentary) (additional sound designer)
 2006 Off the Black (sound effects editor)
 2006 The Hottest State (sound effects editor)
 2006 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (sound effects editor - 1 episode)
- Andy Warhol: A Documentary (2006) ... (sound effects editor)
 2006 The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2006 Home Front (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2006 The Pact (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2006 Sherrybaby (co-supervising sound editor)
 2005 Boynton Beach Club (sound effects editor)
 2005 One Last Thing... (dialogue editor: 701 Sound)
 2005 Sorry, Haters (sound editor)
 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary) (sound)
 2005 The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 2005 The Exonerated (TV Movie) (sound designer)
 2005 The Ballad of Jack and Rose (sound effects supervisor)
 2005 Duane Hopwood (co-supervising sound editor)
 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2005/I The Dying Gaul (sound designer)
 2004 Watermarks (Documentary) (sound designer)
 2004 The World's Greatest Fair (sound effects editor)
 2004 Nature (TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode)
- Pale Male (2004) ... (sound)
 2004 Marie and Bruce (sound effects editor)
 2004/I Deadline (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2003 Reporting America at War (TV Series documentary) (sound editor)
 2003 Columbia: A Celebration (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 2003 Casa de los babys (co-supervising sound editor)
 2003 This Thing of Ours (sound effects editor)
 2003 Off the Map (supervising sound editor)
 2003 Prey for Rock & Roll (sound editor)
 2003 Pieces of April (post-production sound services: 701 Sound) / (sound effects editor - uncredited)
 2003 Capturing the Friedmans (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2003 Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (Documentary) (sound editor)
 2002 Raise the Alabama! (TV Movie) (sound effects editor)
 2002 Today I Vote for My Joey (sound editor)
 2002 Love and Diane (Documentary) (sound) / (sound editor)
 2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists (supervising sound editor)
 2002 Just a Kiss (sound: 701 Sound)
 2002 Roger Dodger (sound supervisor)
 2002 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (sound effects editor)
 2002 Blue Vinyl (Documentary) (sound effects editor)
 2001 Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today (Video) (sound editor)
 2001 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Chelsea Walls (post-production sound editor)
 2001 Piñero (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (sound editor - 1 episode)
 2001 Final (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Sam the Man (post sound: 701 Sound)
 2001 Tape (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Jazz (TV Mini-Series documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 2000 Tadpole (post-production sound editor: 701 Sound)
 2000 Fastpitch (Documentary) (sound)
 1999 Cancer: Evolution to Revolution (TV Movie documentary) (sound editor)
 1999 Loser Love (supervising sound editor)
 1999 Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony (TV Series documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1999 Pigeonholed (supervising sound editor)
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman (supervising sound editor)
 1999 American Hollow (Documentary) (sound)
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1998 Snake Eyes (foley editor)
 1998 14 Up in America (TV Movie) (supervising sound editor)
 1998 Wide Awake (supervising sound editor)
 1998 Frank Lloyd Wright (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1998 Out of the Past (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1997 Thomas Jefferson (Documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1997 Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (TV Special documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1997 The Battle of Canudos (supervising sound editor)
 1997 Kicked in the Head (supervising sound editor)
 1996 Shut Yer Mouth! (sound editor)
 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt (foley editor)
 1996 The West (TV Series documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1996 Basquiat (supervising sound editor)
 1995 Money Train (sound effects editor)
 1995 Reckless (sound supervisor)
 1995 The Way West (TV Movie documentary) (supervising sound editor)
 1994 Who Do I Gotta Kill? (supervising sound editor)
 1993 Carlito's Way (sound editor)
 1993 The Good Son (sound editor)
 1993 Short Cuts (supervising dialogue editor)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (sound editor)
 1993 The Princess and the Cobbler (additional sound editor - Miramax Films version)
 1992 Black to the Promised Land (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1992 Sports Ilustrated: Swimsuit '92 (Video) (sound editor)
 1992 Praying with Anger (supervising sound editor)
 1991 Soldiers of Music (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1991 A Brief History of Time (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1991 Johnny Suede (sound editor)
 1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole (sound editor)
 1991 Once Around (sound editor)
 1990 The Freshman (sound editor)
 1990 In the Spirit (supervising sound editor)
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway (sound editor)
 1988 The Accused (sound editor)
 1988 Patty Hearst (sound editor)
 1988 School Daze (sound editor)
 1987 Ishtar (sound editor)
 1987 Who Killed Vincent Chin? (Documentary) (sound editor)
 1986 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (sound editor - 1 episode)
- The Gift of Amazing Grace (1986) ... (sound editor)
 1986 Belizaire the Cajun (sound editor)
 1985 Invasion U.S.A. (sound effects editor)
 1985 American Ninja (sound effects editor)
 1984 Missing in Action (sound effects editor)
 1984 Maria's Lovers (sound effects editor)
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